News and Results

June 12th, 2017

This past Saturday saw another great game at the club for the Men's C. They were able to hold off the initial fury of Belleisle and wear them down with their longer bench in the end. Final score 34-22.

June 9th, 2017

Registration is now open!!!

June 8th, 2017

Hey team,
This Saturday in conjunction with our flag rugby sponsor Fredericton Nissan, we will be doing a "Fill A Truck" for Green Village. The truck will be parked by the field for flag and the two senior games. We are asking all supporters and players to please bring a non-perishable item or two for donation so we may fill the truck!!! It will be driven over afterwards. 

June 4th, 2017

Two great games at the club today in the home double header vs SJ Trojans. The Lady Loyalists came through with a good performance to top the Lady Trojans. The Men's C was a back and forth affair with a tie as a result 22 to 22. Trojans popping a last minute try to tie. Great game to watch. Next up, home game vs Belleisle this Saturday for the men. 

June 2nd, 2017

Great day for some middle level rugby. Huge thanks to Kings Edgehill who came from NS to play 3 Capital Area teams today. Awesomeness

Feb 10th, 2017 

The 5th Annual Milkjug Curling Tournament is a go! Jugs are ready, ice is ready, 13 teams so far. Never too late requester. 9:30am first throws!

6 Nations as well on the big screen
10:25am Italy vs Ireland
12:50pm England vs Wales

See you at da club!

Feb 4th, 2017


Congrats to defending champions "The Bahds" who were able to hold onto their title in the 3rd Annual Loyalist Shinny Hockey Tournament.  Great day at da club in the winter. Next up, Milkjug Curling.


We are very excited to announce a 3 year sponsorship program for Loyalists Youth Rugby with the wonderful people at Fredericton Nissan! This partnership will allow us to further strengthen and expand the organization and reach of our programs. 
A huge thanks to Fredericton Nissan for the support. Please stay tuned for announcements of our Spring programs!Jan 27th, 2017

Hey team, 
TGIF!
Want to look sharp? Feel confident and sexy? You can, Loyalist blazers are now available to purchase!!! 4 easy steps.

1) Step 1: Go to Moores and ask for the Fredericton Loyalist Blazer group and get fitted. Account number for out of province Loyalists will be available tomorrow. Will ship to you from Fredericton.
2) Pay for blazer. 189.00 plus tax. Cut off date Feb 25th. 12pm
3) I will go in on the 25th to collect order blazers. Will take them to Ron for logo on the pocket. Roughly 20 dollars.
4) When you pick up finished blazer with logo, 20 dollars will need to be paid.

Here is the info for the blazers

Acct #0078.10249
Class Code: 105k
Colour:31 and it is a Joseph and Fienes.

Too easy!

Too easy!
Here is a pic of the blazer...it is a really good one that will fit all body types.

Jan 1st, 2017

The 10th Annual Chili-Cook Off occured with 15 delicious entrants competing.  Congrats to Tim Comeau for grabbing the 'Pope Of Chili-Town' with his "Blue's Clues" chilli  We are looking forward to what 2017 holds for da club!

Dec 19th, 2016


The annual Loyalist Snowbowl/Chili-Cook Off is on! Jan 1st aka New Year's Day. 1pm for the Snowbowl, 1:30pm for the chili. Get your snowpants on, slow cookers ready, and remember we don't have to work the next day!  Nice. 


Dec 13th, 2016

From the Rugby Elves:

Hello all you Loyalists.
Getting ready for a festive time on Friday. See you then.
Sincerely,
Rugby Elves

Oct 28th, 2016


The first Annual Laura Stairs Memorial Game, who passed away earlier this year, will be taking place at the Loyalist Rugby Club in her memory. Laura played for both the Loyalists and UNB. A scholarship has been set up in her name as well. KO 11am. Social to follow. See you at Da Club



October 21, 2016

The annual Bill Thorpe Memorial match between the Loyalists and UNB B side will take place tomorrow, Satrurday, October 21st at BMO Field on campus at 1pm. Afterwards UNB will take on UPEI in A side action at 2:30.

October 17, 2016

The Men fell short in their quest for the Caledonia and Maritime bragging rights falling 46-22 to the Halifax Tars. After a rough start we came back to win the second half but it was too little too late. Tough end to a good year. Huge thanks to the 50+ Loyal fans who made the trip down. Great to see!

October 11th, 2016

Caledonia Cup Prep Week and Info.
In case you want to come out in Halifax to watch and support KO date and time are Oct 15th, 2pm at Graves Oakley vs Halifax Tars.
As well, if you want to stay over in Hali on Saturday night the players are booking rooms at the Atlantica.
Hope to see a great Loyal support on the sidelines this Saturday!

Sept 16th, 2016

Hey team, 

TGIF! Lets go into the weekend on a great note! 
Loyalist Malcolm MacAfee was nominated and won Coach NB / entraîneur NB's "Lifetime Excellence Award" for over 25 plus years coaching rugby in NB, Fredericton and the club from youth to senior to provincial to club everywhere in between. The award presentation will happen at the da club next Thursday, Sept 22nd. after practice is done. As well there will be a steak and stein too! So please stop by and celebrate all the Macdaddy has done for 25 plus years for rugby and everyone who has had the pleasure of being one of his charges and his ever lasting influence. Awesomeness!

Sept 10th, 2016

After a week off for the long weekend the Men's A were back in action in Belleisle.  The scoreline doesn't dictate the game that was played by both sides as it was way closer than it would indicate.  Great back and forth game with the Loyalists coming up on top 40-15 in the end. 

August 30, 2016

A great Saturday saw two championships claimed at the club this past weekend. The Women started the day off great with a convincing 46-0 victory over the Moncton Black Tide. Moncton were 6 time defending champs so the Loyalists ladies capped off an undefeated NBRU season in style by dethroning the champs. A fitting end to a very successful season.

Next it was the Men's A side's turn with a chance to hoist the Maritime Elite League title with a game vs the Trojans. The game was tight at the outset but relentless pressure turned into points and the end result was a 69-15 for the home side. The club retains the MEL Cup and now goes back to NBRU league play leading into the McNair Cup provincial playoffs.

Aug 20th, 2016

Weekend Results-The senior women and Men's C played in their respective semi finals. The women came out on top with a score of 67-10 while the Men lost in the Chi 32-19.  The Men A won their game vs Belleisle 36-19 at home. 

The 7th Annual Loyalist Washer Toss also occurred this past weekend with the team of Andrew Sandford and Lance Vassman. Congrats and your name will now be enshrined at da club.

August 10, 2016

Weekend Results - the club went 2 of 3 this past weekend with the Men's C side suffering our only defeat by a score of 25-10 to Belleisle in Belleisle on Friday night.

On Saturday both the Men's A and Women's sides were on the road. The Women were in SJ to play the Irish and came out 57-17 winners. Meanwhile in Halifax the Men beat Halifax RFC by a similar scoreline of 55-14. The Peter Dixon Cup is now back in Fredericton!

Aug 2nd, 2016

55th Loyalist Reunion a great time. Thanks to all of those who came out for the festivities to celebrate the 55th year of the club. 

Major Highlights:

George Bidlake being the first "Lifetime Member" of the club for all the hardwork he has done for 50 plus years for the club

Largest Loyalists Canoe Derby with 26 canoes and 60 plus people

Family Day a great turnout and time thanks to Carrie Dymond.  

On the pitch Saturday the games proved to be one sided for both visiting teams"

Maritime WOmen Elite

Halifax RFC 71  Loyalists 31

Maritime Men Elite

PEI Mudmen 68 Loyalists 38

 

July 18th, 2016


This past Sunday our U14 team went to Belleisle for the first of the 4 legs for the Summer 7s. They had a great time and played some fine rugby. Great work team and coaches Kyle LeGresley and Tj Rose!

As well, the Senior Men 'A' won on Friday 22-15 over Belleilse. The Senior won 53-7 over Moncton. Men 'B' lost a close one 31-25 and the Men 'C' lost 62-21 both to Moncton.

July 11th, 2016

In Men's action on the weekend the B side fell 31-12 to the Black on the road in Moncton. Josh Olmstead and Mike Hayward both scored tries while Will Daponte added the convert. Brandon Courtney was named Man of the Match for the club.

All 3 Men's sides and the Women are in action with a triple header scheduled for Saturday. Stay tuned for kickoff times.

July 5th, 2016

MD Riley RIP

July 5th, 2016

We are sad to share the news of Mike Riley's passing - http://www.yorkfh.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1823356. Mike was a fixture at the club and will be sorely missed. A reception will follow his funeral on Tuesday July 5th at the clubhose and lasting into the evening.

July 1st, 2016

The club kicks of the Men's Maritime Elite League season with a home game vs Enfield RFC on Saturday July 2nd at 3pm. Come on down, enjoy a beverage on the berm and cheer on the lads!

June 23rd, 2016

Hey team, 
We would like to take some time to thank our sponsors for this year’s Rookie Rugby program. These local businesses stepped up to support our kids and with their help were able to keep our program costs low and still provide healthy nutritious snacks each week.

In no particular order here are the amazing organizations that provided us with funding to fuel our little ruggers each week:

Eddy Group Ltd.: http://www.eddygroup.com
Clowater’s Plumbing & Heating: http://clowater.com
Teed Saunders Doyle & Co.: http://www.teedsaundersdoyle.com
Triple C Maid Service: http://www.triplecmaintenance.com
Cain Boyer Benefits Group: http://www.cainboyer.ca
Wilson Insurance; http://wilson.nb.ca
Ginger Design: http://www.gingerdesign.ca

Valley Graphics: http://valleygraphics.ca/

June 15th, 2016

First ever elementary school flag rugby jamboree happened today! 4 schools, Connaught, New Maryland, Macadam Ave and Park St all showed up and had some fun with a rugby ball and got some exercise! Thanks to all the schools who participated. Big thanks to Duncan McSporran who reffed the games. As well, thanks to those who help coached; Malcolm Reeves, Kyle LeGresley, Liam Chase, Curtis Richard, Pemelika Fiaui and to Sara Edwards for doing up the snacks at nutrition break. Takes a community to raise a rugby player. Great work team!


June 11th, 2016

Reno Update 117.

Thanks to Eddie Crompton for getting the water closet on the berm ready for the Senior Atlantic Tourney this coming weekend. As well, thanks to Charlie Johnson, Malcolm MacAfee, Kyle LeGresley Alex Caines, and Bill Chase for the crush rock work. ‪#‎slowlybutsurely‬

June 03, 2016

The last leg of the Middle Level 7s occured today and what a great day. The NS team were a great addition to the tourney. In the end, the Nordics won the Middle Level trophy with a 6-2 record throughout the 4 legs of 7s. Congrats team!

As well, we hosted the NS team with our end of season BBQ to show the social aspect which is one of the founding principals of rugby culture. A huge thanks to the Oromocto Superstore and Giant Tiger for their BBQ donations. Hugely appreciated. As well a massive thanks to Celina Fournier and her mother Donna for doing the BBQ and feeding 70 plus ruggers. They hide food in their wooden legs.

And finally thanks to the parents, coaches Charles Doak, Tj Rose Lucy Black, Derek Bailey, Cassidy McGean, Nathan Hamm, Simon Pacey, Marc Bourque, Shawn Amos, Pemelika Fiaui, Breanna Henry, Ewa Devine, Kyle LeGresley, Alex Stewart refs Nick Foxtrot, Mike Thurber and Charles Eager, supporters and helpers ( too many to mention) who made this year a great and successful year for the the players. It was awesome! As they say, it takes a community to raise a rugby player! Great work team!

 

June 02, 2016

Quoted from Dunu Eliba- 
"And here she is folks. Fredericton's first artificial cricket pitch at the home of Canada's one and only Rugby and Cricket Club. A huge thank you has to go out to Mike Allottt and Jan Neiderwestburg for all of their hard toil over the past couple of days. A massive thank you must also go out toMalcolm MacAfee and the Fredericton Loyalist Rugby Club for incorporating the Cricket Club into their well established club culture. Who could ask for more. Watching Cricket and Rugby from the berm with an ice cold brew in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Bring on Summer."

May 23, 2016

Busy weekend both home and away for the club. The Loyalist Women hosted the touring Ottawa Wolves and invited the Saint John Irish to complete a 3 team jamboree. The home side performed very well winning both games but more importantly just a great time at the club overall. Great to have rugby back at the club.

Meanwhile on the Rock, the men's side dropped 3 games in the Al Charron Cup but played some great rugby against some fairly liberally bolstered teams. Much to be proud of.

May 15th, 2016

The Lady Loyalists are hosting a touring side from Ottawa as well as the Saint John Irish at da club. Come out and support the ladies in their first home games of the year! And the first senior rugby to be played at da club.
Beverages on the berm, rugby on the pitch, life is good.

May 5, 2016

Practices have started for the year and, happily, we are back at the club! Women are training Monday and Thursdays at 6pm and the Men Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm. Come on out and bring a friend - new players always welcome.

Being back at the club also means that the social schedule is back to normal. The club will be open after training all nights and Thursday is Club Night and we hope to see members new and old at the club.

Our first club night is this tomorrow night and we will be having a FUNdraising Steak and Stein for Allyson Heustis and her roommates Chris and Mallory who lost their home to fire last month.

Saturday night we will have a Jersey party at the club starting at 7. Simple as it sounds - wear a jersey, any jersey!

Next Thursday we will be having the year's first Legends Night - we are inviting all Loyalists Legends to the club to meet this year's Men and Women's squads. Lots of new blood around the club - good time to meet the old boys/girls and learn some history of the club.
We'll have a meet and great after practice, play some club trivia, and no doubt tell some tall tales.
Please spread the word and be there if you can.

April 25, 2016

The club hit the road over the weekend in the latest chapter in our cross-border friendly series with the guys and gals from the Portland RFC and Portland WRFC. Both US squads are in the middle of their season while this was the first time on grass this spring for most of our folks. The results reflected that and both sides fell by pretty wide margins. Always nice to get a run out before our fields are open though.

The post game hospitality was great and all 4 teams met at PRFC's sponsor bar and enjoyed a great evening of rugby camaraderie and exaggeration. Another great little Loyalist tour.

April 12th, 2016

Hey team, 
Last weekend many Loyalists took the leap to becoming Level 1 qualified referees. One of the three pillars of sport. Congrats to Drew Denny;Allyson Anne HeustisAbbie LeBlancMichael Alan and Dibaba Ekangyela. Great work team!

March 30th, 2016

Good Afternoon Parents/Guardians,

Its that time of year again! The Fredericton Loyalist Rugby Club are excited to offer our Spring Rookie (Flag) Rugby program to your daughter's and son's yet again.

The Rookie Rugby Program is Rugby Canada's mass participation program that is a non-contact, safe introduction to the game for boys and girls of all ages. The program focuses on FUNdamentals and learning the basics of the game.

Following is all the information regarding registrations and program details. Any other questions please email loyalistflagrugby@gmail.com.

Registrations:

Location: Loyalist Rugby and Cricket Clubhouse, 65 Cityview Avenue, 
Dates: Saturday's 9th and 16th April
Time: 10am - 1pm

6 Week Program Information:

Location: Loyalist Rugby and Cricket Club Grounds, 65 Cityview Ave
Dates: Saturday May 14 - June 25 (With the exclusion of May 21st for Victoria Long Weekend)
Cost: $35 (includes T-shirt)
Age groups: U6, U8, U10, U12
Time: U6 and U8 will run from 10am - 11am with healthy snacks and refreshments at the end of each session.
U10 and U12 will run from 10am - 11.30am with healthy snacks and refreshments at the end of each session.
Equipment: Comfortable shorts or track pants, comfortable trainers or rugby/soccer boots. Team shirt will be provided

Volunteer Coaches:

We are looking for parents, guardians or friends to volunteer for coaching opportunities. This is a great way to get involved with a growing club program and provide our kids with the opportunity to learn a new sport, develop new skills and personal development within a team context. We will provide coaches with a 1.5 hour coaching course to provide inexperienced and experienced flag rugby coaches with all the tools you will need to conduct fun and enjoyable flag rugby sessions. The course will be conducted by a qualified rugby coach facilitator. Please email me or indicate your interest on the registration form provided on registration day.

If you have friends that are interested please share or forward on this email with them.

If you have any further questions regarding Rookie (Flag) Rugby, registrations or coaching please do not hesitate to email me or indicate your interest on the registration form provided on registration days

I look forward to seeing you all over the next few weeks and throughout the season.

Yours in Flag Rugby,

Dunu Eliaba

March 8th, 2016

Some great news for some Loyalist referees. Sandy Colpitts has been selected to ref Rugby Canada's U18 National 7's Tournament and the University 7s tournament being held along side the Vancouver 7s. The National 7s finals will be held at BC place on the first day of the Vancouver 7s. As well, Alan Gray is acting as Rugby Canada's Referee Coach during both tournaments and Substitution Controller for the Vancouver 7s! Wish them both luck!

March 7th, 2016

This past weekend 15 NB Spruce players attended the U18 and U19 Canadian Rugby Championship Atlantic Rock Camps in Windsor, NS. There were 6 players from the Capital region who made the trip down along with NB U18 Spruce coach and Loyalist Brent Rowney who has stepped to help coach the teams. Great work guys!

U19 CRC Atlantic Rock
Kerr Comeau (Oromocto/STU/Loyalists)
William Hand (RNS/UNB/Loyalists)
Andrew Steele (Oromocto/Loyalists)
James Duguid (Leo Hayes/Loyalists)

U18 CRC Atlantic Rock
Deryk Hill (Oromocto HS)
Jake Mason (Oromocto HS)

Feb 24th, 2016

2016 Loyalist Winter Training starts this Wednesday, 9pm-10:30pm at the Nasis Fieldhouse, 324 Fulton Ave.   It will go each Wednesday, 9pm-10:30pm till March 31st.

New players are always welcomed and encouraged.  It will be skill based sessions with fitness. No contact due to a gym floor. 

Hope to see lots of new and old faces out!

Feb 1st, 2016

Fredericton Loyalist Blood Drive!

We are used to getting a cut here and there playing the sport we all love. Why not give the gift of life? The blood bank is always in need of donations.
Take a few minutes out of your day, heck you can probably text or watch Youtube videos while lying in the a nice comfy chair. 

When: Feb 16th, 2016
Where: J.B O'Keefe Gym, Saint Thomas University
How: Show up, needle in arm
Why: Why not? 
Who: All Loyalists, Fans and Supporters

Jan 27th, 2016

2nd Annual Loyalist Shinny Hockey Schedule is out.  This Saturday 16 teams will be competing in Rec and Comp divisions for some fun and exercise.   Come on by for a social and watch some shinny.   See you at da club.

Jan 21st, 2016

Welcome our new goofy trophy to the Loyalist Rugby Club. Been a while in the making. Some illustrious peeps have won it. Was tempted at the Twin Trophy...lol.

Jan 1st, 2016


The annual Loyalist Snowbowl and Chili-Cook Off took place on New Year's Day.  A great turnout and some awesome chilies were had. However there could only be one winner at it was the combo of Micheal Irvine and Charles Doak with their Poor Man's Chili.  Simon Pacey took 2nd while Justyn "Knuckles" Roberts took 3rd!  Thanks to all who came.  Great time had by all. Till next year!

Dec 27th, 2015

Fresh blanket of snow for the 2015 Snowbowl/Chill Cookoff/music by Sean Hutchins! 2pm KO for the Snowbowl! 3pm Chili-Cook-Off, 4pm Sean Hutchins! A nice little Friday shaping up.

Dec 20th, 2015

3rd annual Loyalist Caroling of Freddy Beach a success. We sang some songs for our senior citizens at Shannex; some cheer at The Lunar Rogue Pub and ended off with some love to the Palate Restaurant. Good times by all! Till next year team.

Dec 18th, 2015


A huge thanks to all Loyalist members, fans and supporters who donated for the "Feed A Family" campaign. As a club we raised $1655 for a great cause for the community!!!!! Thanks to CBC New Brunswick for the organizing and promotion of such a great community event!

Dec 13th, 2015


Reno Update #17

New soffits and fascia on the da club! Thanks to Alex Caines, Sandy MacNeil, George Bidlake and others for putting in their time and elbow grease to get it done. Nice!

Dec 10th, 2015

This Thursday the Loyalist Rugby Club donated their first round of clothing to the Syrian refugees who will be arriving in Fredericton in the near future. Thanks to the Capital Complex and all club members and supporters for their donations. As well as the Fredericton Multicultural Association who are collecting and distributing all the clothes.  Awesomeness!

Dec 6th, 2015


4 Young Loyalists attended the U18 and U19 Atlantic Rock camps this past weekend in Halifax.  Great work Kerr Comeau, William Hand, Cody Purcell and James Duguid. Represent!

Dec 1st, 2015

Reno Update #16

Club renovation are still underway this week. Showers and changing room floors should be done this week. Big thanks to Keegan Foley and his partner Nick at Rivervalley Flooring

Nov 30th, 2015

Reno Update #15

Big thanks to Sandy McNeil and Alex Caines for finishing the east side soffits. Next up, west side soffits and then the metal fascia goes on. The rotted fascia and soffits to be no more. Nice!

Nov 25th, 2015

Loyalist ties!  30 dollars.  Will be available at the end of Jan.  If you would like one please message sir_blake_esq@hotmail.com. Will be ordering 40 of them or more if people want them. Cheers

Nov 21st, 2015

Reno Update #14

The outside fascia and sofits are being renovated. Demolition and building have commenced. As well, the showers are coming along nicely.  Slowly but surely wins the race in budget...lol Thanks to Alex Caines, Sandy McNeil, Kyle Legresly for giving a hand on the outside and to Rivercity Flooring's Keegan Fooley and partner Nick for the ceramic work.  Awesomeness!

Nov 9th, 2015

This past weekend the annual Loyalist Banquet and Awards were held. Seems everyone can clean up well when they want too. Congrats to all the winners and we will see you back on the pitch in 2016!

2015 Loyalist Award Winners

Most Improved Back 'B' -Kyle Legreasly
Most Improved Back 'A'- Matt Coffey and Jame Duguid
Most Improved Back Women-Becca Baker
Most Improved Forward 'B'- Gary Girvan
Most Improved Forward 'A'-Charles Doak
Most Improved Forward Women-Ally Heutis
MVP Back-B'-Chris Good
MVP Backs 'A'-Matt Coffey
MVP Backs Women-Marissa Walcott
MVP Forwards 'B' Marc Bourque and Farmer Hayward
MVP Forward 'A'-Brennan Foley
MVP Forward Women-Kirby Morrill
Rookie of the Year Men-James Duguid
Rookie of the Year-Women-Yazmin Imough
Outstanding Player 'B' -Jon Wilson
Outstanding Player 'A'-Brennan Foley
Outstanding Player Women-Stephanie Pratt
Loyalist Youth Volunteer Award-Dunu Eliaba
Loyalist Loyalist-Alex Caines

Nov 7th, 2015

Congrats to both UNB 'A'(Mike Lloyd Trophy) and 'B' (Tokes Apagata Trohpy) sides, with lots of Loyalist Young Guns, for winning the NB/PEI championships, respectively. They will now host the winners of the NS leagues for the Maritime championships next weekend at College Field. KOs TBD.

Nov 5th, 2015

 
Men's University NB Finals A&B take place for the right to host the NS winners. Lots of young Loyalists in the fold for UNB and STU.
 
Saturday 12pm Men's A Final: STU vs UNB, College Field, Fredericton ,
 
Saturday 2pm Men's B Finals: UNBSJ vs UNB 'B', College Field, Fredericton
 
Enjoy

Oct 31st, 2015


This past Saturday, UNB played the Loyalists in the 10th Annual Bill Thorpe Memorial game.  It was a great game that Bill would have been proud of.  Rugby was the winner on the day!

Oct 28th, 2015

It’s time to hang up your rugby shorts, put on your fanciest duds and come out and celebrate another year of Loyalist rugby. Join us at the clubhouse on Saturday, November 7.

Cocktails 6 - 7
Dinner 7 - 8
Awards 8 - 9
Celebrations 9 - you decide

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the club the night of. Our very own Mary Jeffries of Comfort Catering will be preparing a delicious meal of honey barbecued chicken with sliced herb and Parmesan potatoes, carrots, broccoli, garden salad and home made biscuits.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Oct 15th, 2015

The Grand Opening was a success and great time to boot. The McKay Wing ribbon was cut, on Thursday, in honour of Loyalist Legend Jay Mckay. Thanks for all the Loyal support, could not have done it without all our Loyal fans and supporters.

October 5, 2013

The A side fell 52-5 to the Trojans in a lopsided affair on Saturday at the club. The game was still in reach at the half with the homeside down 17-0. We couldn't convert early 2nd half pressure into point and a turnover lead to a long try from SJ. From there the rout was on. James Mitchell did manage to save some face with a late try to break the shutout. Very disappointing end to a pretty good year.

Sept 29th, 2015

Sept 18th, 2015

Double header at da club this Saturday!  1pm 'B' vs Trojans; 3pm 'A' vs Trojans. Afterwards, the Canada vs Ireland RWC game will be shown at da club. A nice little rugby filled Saturday for those unable to get over to England for the RWC.

Sept 14, 2015

The Men's A side got back in the win column with a solid victory over Belleisle on the road this past Saturday. A strong start had the boys up 22-7 at the half and they kept on the gas cruising to a 50-10 victory. Next up, a rematch for both the A and B side against the Saint John Trojans this Saturday. Game times 1 and 3 at the club.

Sept 11,2015


First match ever on the new cricket pitch at da club. NB came out on top of Quebec. Boom! Games tomorrow as well. Stop on by.

Sept 10th, 2015

Reno Update #14

Cricket pitch slab is poured! Eastern T20 Cricket this weekend at da club. Thanks to Charlie Johnson, Oonz Ya, and others for getting it done. 

Aug 22nd, 2015

Weekend Update #12:

Maritime Elite League
Halifax Tars 50 Loyalists Men 24

Aug 15th, 2015

Loyalists Weekend Results

Senior Women Semi: SJ Irish 51 Loyalists 22
Belleisle 'A' 12 Loyalists 'A' 50
Moncton 32 Loyalists 'B' 29
Valley Wildmen 24 Loyalists U20 24

6th Annual Washer Toss Champions
1st Tim Comeau and Josh MacNeil
2nd Chris Good and Kim Dymond
3rd John Monahan and William Daponte

Thanks to Curtis Richard for organizing and running the tourney! Another great success!

Aug 13th, 2015

Reno Update #11.

Painting complete. Plumbing coming along. Electrical almost done. Floors going in shortly. Fields are coming...slowly but surely. Berm washroom is wired and insulated. Boom! Quadruple header this weekend and 6th Annual Washer Toss Tourney. Come on by and check it out! Too easy.

Aug 8th, 2015

Lady Loyalists 38 SJ Irish 10. The Lady Loyalists finish 1st in their division and will host the semi finals this Saturday coming. The Loyalist men got by the large Wocester side from the States 39-36. Good times had by all. Quadruple header this weekend for day club. Followed by the 6th Annual Washer Toss Tourney. Stay tuned!

July 23rd, 2015

Congrats are in order for some young guns who made the Rugby Canada U18 and U16 Eastern All-Star teams, respectively.

Andrew Steele; Cody Purcell; James Duguid for the U18 men and OHS player and hopefully future Loyalist Derek Hill for the U16 team. Congrats gentlemen

July 20th, 2015

Another successful Fredrock for the City of Fredericton and da club.  Over 50 people volunteered for at least one shift for the event. Awesomeness!!

Great work team

July, 18th, 2015


Maritime Elite Women

Halifax Tars 31 @ Lady Loyalists 19

U20

SJ Trojans 24 @ Loyalists 46

July 5th, 2015

Weekend Round Up
Flag rugby finished with another great day! Thanks to all coaches, parents and supporters who made it a success!
The Lady Loyalist came out with a big win vs the Irish
The Men 'B' lost a narrow match 15-12 to the BC Simon Fraser University
The Men 'A' defeated a good Halifx RFC sqaud 39-22 in Maritime Elite League action.
Thanks to all the fans who came and supported the teams! #homefieldadvantage

U14s in Saint John for the first leg of Summer 7s!

June 24th, 2015

Reno Update #8
Grass is a growing on the field and much work is being done. The brick siding has been started on the berm water closet along with doors on etc. The new addition is coming along with all doors on, cracked filled, sanded and ready for some painting. All this while still practicing and playing rugby, coaching and getting kids active, volunteering for da club. Busy bees we be but we wouldn't have it any other way. TGIF this Friday, 4:30pm, stop in and take a gander.

June 23rd, 2015

Congrats to 2 Loyalists and 4 NBers in total for being named to the Canadian Rugby Championship (CRC) Atlantic Rock team which comprises players from Quebec, NS, PEI, NB and NL.;Loyalist Emil Sehic is on the travelling team with Zach Fitch on the non-travelling reserve list. They are joined by Walker Blizzard Chauncey O'Toole as well. June 28th, 1pm MDT vs Ontario Blues
All matches will be played at the Calgary Rugby Park and will be streamed LIVE at www.livestream.com/rugbycanadaofficial

June 21st, 2015

Weekend Round Up #3

The first of the Maritime Elite Games were played in NS this past weekend for the Loyalists:

In Maritime Women, the Lady Loyalists played HRFC and came out on the wrong side of the score but won the party!!!

In Maritime Men Elite League, the men traveled to Enfield RFC and came out victors 37-31. It was a hard fought game against a great club similar to the Loyalists in all aspects on and off the pitch Box score Chris Aaen, Joel Anderson, Simon Pacey, Austin Comeau, James A Mitchell and Jean Phillpe (had his first Loyalist try!!!!) all had tries with Johnny Cullen with a penalty kick and two converts.

June 15th,2015

Week #2 Loyalist Rugby Weekend Update:


The senior women traveled to Moncton to play the Black Tide and came out on top 36-21 Scoring for the ladies were Brianna Ford with 2, Kailey Neil, Ally Heutis, Steph Pratt and Marissa Walcott with singles. Tina Hansen converted 4 and Emily Owens with one convert.


The senior men were in tough against Belleisle and were unable to come out on top. Curtis Richard had the only try on the day for the men.


In the "Old Farts vs Young Guns" social tournament, the old farts won 12-5...boom!

June 12th, 2015

Hey team, the 2nd Middle School 7s tournament was today. Great sportsmanship was had by all players and teams. Great to see. The Crusaders and HP went 2-0 while the Eagles and Wildcats 1-1. Ridgeview proved formidable in their first tournament and will look to build upon the experience gained in all their first games of rugby. Once again thanks to all the support from the parents, to the coaches for coaching and to Nick Foxtrot who reffed. Takes a community to make a rugby player.

June 5th, 2015

This past Friday at College Field the first of 3 middle school tournaments took place. Bliss, GSMS, Northside and Harold Peterson took part with 50-60 kids playing their first tackle games of rugby. The skill level was high with some great offloads, passing and tackling. Bliss Carmen took the first tournament with some great running and support. Thanks to Charles Eager for reffing and to all the coaches for their time. As well, thanks to the support of the parents from the sideline. It was awesome. 
Next tourney this Friday at College Field. KO TBD.

May 30th, 2015

Hey team,
On top of 200 kids playing flag rugby at Nasis Middle school this past Saturday...awesomeness. We had 16 U14s from various middle schools (most of whom didn't know each other prior but got to know each other) play at the "Gathering of the Scots" Middle School Tourney. Most of the players have never played a game of rugby before so the learning curve was steep but they performed well against experienced sides and learned a lot about the game of rugby and had fun doing it. They also participated in a tug of war with the other teams, really fun. As well as a Loyalist boys vs girls one...girls won....Boom! Great day had by all. Thanks to the parents who drove and were great supporters for the kids and tournament.

March 31st, 2015

Big congrats to Loyalist Marissa Walcott for winning "Athlete of the Year" at STU!  Hard work pays off.  Congrats! As well to Austin Comeau and Justin Robar for their awards!

Women’s rugby
Rookie: Shannon Morris
Most Improved: Meagan Gallant
MVP: Marissa Walcott
Heather Leonard Memorial: Kaitlin Gamble

Men’s rugby
Rookie: Lyndon Pugh
Outstanding Backfielder: Austin Comeau
Outstanding Forward: Justin Robar
MVP: John Cullen

Cathy Wadden Commitment Award: Kaitlin Gamble

Outstanding Female Athlete: Marissa Walcott

March 16th, 2015

The famous or infamous, depending on your take, Truro 7s occurred this past weekend with a Loyalist Ladies and Loyalist Military Men's team taking to the barn.  Reports have of some rugby being played but mostly good times.  The Ladies bowed out in the quarters while the men went on to Men's B Consolation Champs aka Best Horse In The Glue Factory winners.  Cheers to newly minted Loyalist Coach Foxtrot on his first hardware, hopefully not the last, as a Loyalist Rugby coach. Congrats!

March 7th, 2015

The 4th Annual Loyalist Milkjug Curling tournament occured this past Saturday at da club. Competition was fierce, the throws we bang on and lots of smiles on people's faces.  The winning team consisted of Curtis "Teddy Bear" Lauzon and Blake Edwards.  Good times had by all!

Feb 22nd, 2015

Lady Loyalist Marissa WalcottStephanie Pratt and Tina Hansen along with coaches Meghan MacAfee and Simon Pacey after the conclusion of the National ID camp. Missing from photo is Loyalist Ryan Sweeney who did all the physio etc for the camp. I think he was off tending to a bruise or something...lol. Thanks for the all the help Ryan. Great weekend for women's rugby in NB.

Feb 20th, 2015

A huge congratulations to Emil Sehic on his selection to the Canada U20 team to face Romania and the USA in March -Great accomplishment and further proof that hard work pays off. Emil is currently in Victoria training with the U20 and Senior team players in preparation for this competition.

Jan 16th, 2015

Reno update #4: Phase 1 of berm washrooms for both women and men is a go. Charlie Johnson and sons are busy prepping the site for the pour on Monday. The plumbing was done by Rick Doak. Awesomeness!

Jan 3rd, 2015

New year reno/expansion update. Sheathing is done. Loyalist Cricketeers Mike Allot and Jan Neicsheburg putting the shingles on in -15 weather plus windchill. Awesomenss!!!

Jan 1st, 2015

The annual Loyalist Snow Bowl and Chilli Cook-Off took place on New Year's Day with many entrants vying for the coveted "Pope of Chilli Town" award.  In the end there could be only one winner who was Alex "Chippy" Whaley with his great chilli.  Reports have he may have laced it with drugs from Mongolia to win the hearts and minds though. Thanks to all of those who came out to have some fun and laughs at da club. 

November 17th, 2014

The framing is almost done for the addition.  Loyalist Cricketeer Mike Allot has almost completed it all by himself...great work!

November 6th, 2014

The concrete has been poured for the new changing rooms, accessable washroom and physio room!  Charlie Johnson along with his two sons, Aaron and Tyler with Terry Doran worked hard to make this happen! Great work gents.Framing is next!

October 25th, 2014


The 6th Annual Bill Thorpe Memorial Game was played in honour of NB rugby founder and biggest supporter Bill Thorpe.  He was also a FHS teacher, city councillor, the walking bride in Fredericton is named after him and many other achievements. It was a spirited match with many young Loyalists representing their school, UNB.  The final score was 43-32 but everyone there was to play for Bill and for rugby in Fredericton and NB!

October 20th, 2014

The season ended for the Men's side with a thud on Saturday as the club was beaten soundly 66-10 by the Halifax Tars in the Caledonia Cup match. It was a Murphy's Law type game where everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Halifax put us under pressure and forced mistakes on both offense and defense and took advantage on almost every one. It is a tough way to end the year but a great reason to stay hungry through the winter.

October 11th, 2014

The Loyalist 'A' side pulled off the win in the provincial finals in a very tight and exciting game. Every final should be that exciting! 32-12 for the Loyalists but it was 14-12 up to the last 10 minutes. To Halifax this coming weekend to face the Halifax Tars for the Caledonia Cup. KO 2pm at Graves Oakley. Thanks to all the fans and supporters who made the trip down to SJ!!!!

October 7, 2014

St. Anne de Bellevue RFC took home their 3rd straight Al Charron Cup over a very busy weekend of rugby at the club. SABRFC went 3-0 while the hosts, the Ottawa Irish and St.John's Swilers all finished 1-2.

The club defeated their regional rival Swilers 15-14 in their opening match-up on Friday evening to the great delight of the Happy Hour crowd. Saturday they started strong vs St.Anne's, and the two teams were ties 5-5 at the half, before the Quebec reps scored 19 unanswered points to make the final 24-5. On Sunday the club was on the wrong end of a 1 point game losing 11-10 to the Ottawa Irish in a thrilling finish.

The tournament was a great success and all three visiting clubs, as well as special guest Al Charron, were very impressed and thankful for a great weekend or rugby.

Many thanks to the organizers and all the volunteers!

October 3rd-5th-Al Charron Cup Comes to Fredericton

Fredericton, New Brunswick plays host to this year's edition of the Eastern Canada Club Tournament‎. This is the 3rd year of the competition with the winner taking home the prestigious Al Charron Cup. Games run from Friday, October 3rd until Sunday, October 5th at the Loyalist Rugby Club.
 
Defending champions Ste. Anne De Bellevue will be looking to continue their dominance of this event. They have yet to suffer a loss in the two years since this tournament was launched.
 

The Eastern Canada Club Tournament has been an important tool for players looking to develop and get the opportunity to show their skills for selectors of the Atlantic Rock of the Canadian Rugby Championship. It has also been a great vehicle for some of Eastern Canada's most well-known clubs to cap of their season and remind all concerned of the importance of club rugby.
 
Canadian legend and the man whose name adorns the championship trophy, ‎Al Charron, will be in Fredericton to take in the games and crown the winners.

Oct, 1st, 2014

Loyalist Emil Sehic has been invited to Rugby Canada's U20 Camp this weekend coming.  40 athletes will participate for a spot  to represent their country in the IRB's (International Rugby Board)  Junior World Cup in Portugal 2015. Wish Emilio luck!

September, 28, 2014

The Men's B side ended their NBRU campaign on Saturday with a tight loss to Belleisle in the B division semi-final. Final score was 36-20. Loyalists tries were scored by Man of the match for the Loyalists was Kerr Comeau

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September 22, 2014

Both Men's sides were in action this past Saturday with the teams earning a split 1 win and 1 loss record. The A side fell 31-17 to the Trojans falling into 2nd place in the A division and forcing a road game for the Provincial Final on October 11th. The B side, meanwhile, confirmed their spot in the B division playoffs with a 28-22 win over the Valley Wildmen in Hartland. That leaves them in 4th place and on the road to Belleisle next weekend in the B division semi-final.

September 16, 2014

We are sad to share the news of the passing of Cyndi McKenzie on Monday morning September 15, 2014 after a battle with cancer. Cyndi was a fixture at any social event at the club and she will be sorely missed. Here is a link to the memorial page - http://www.yorkfh.com/memsol.cgi?page=profile&section=info&user_id=1409328.

Sept 08, 2014

The Fredericton Loyalist 'A' side traveled to Halifax in Maritime Elite League action against Halifax RFC. As well, to play the annual Peter Dixon Cup which has been played for since 1999. Peter Dixon played with the Loyalists and then moved to Halifax and coached Halifax RFC for many years.Unfortunately later on in his life he lost his battle to cancer while with HRFC. The Loyalists won with a come back behind effort 37-24 with Brent Rowney receiving Man of the Match for his 22 points by magical kicking. Both clubs will be making donations in honour of Peter Dixon to the Canadian Cancer Society as well. All around a great day for rugby, remembrance and the battle against cancer. Cheers!

August 30, 2014

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The Loyalists Women's side lost an epic heart-breaker of a Provincial Final game to the Moncton RFC Women last night. The game ended with a sudden death try, in the dark, by Moncton. Moncton lead 15-5 at the half and 20-5 about 20 minutes in to the 2nd half before the Loyalists Ladies mounted a furious comeback to tie it at 20 in the dying minutes. After a brief chat to discuss the safety of proceeding in the minimal light it was decided the game would go on. Moncton scored shortly thereafter giving them their 6th straight Provincial Title. It was a great season for the Loyalists Women and a great one to build on. Congrats to both teams (and the fans) on the memorable final.

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All three Loyalists team were in action this past weekend.  The Lady Loyalists were in a semi final match vs the SJ Irish which they won on a last second kick to win 23-20 and host Moncton in the finals!  The Men's B lost their match to Moncton and the A-side won a tight match 29-24.  The ladies play this Thursday in the provincial finals as the men have the weekend off.

 

Aug 9th, 2014

The triple header weekend past with a win for the Lady Loyalists over the SJ Trojans 20-0 and the 'A' side with a 42-19 win over Enfield RFC in Maritime Elite League action putting them at 2-0. The 'B' took a tough loss to a strong Trojans team 36-21.  In the 5th annual Loyalist Washer Toss tournament the team of Kim Dymond and Peanut emerged victors.

Aug 2nd, 2014

The Loyalist traveled to Miramichi to play the newly formed Miramichi RFC.  It was a spirited match between the two sides and the first game for the newly formed club as well!  Great to see rugby on the river again! Rugby was the winner on the day for sure.

July 28, 2014

The rugby action on the week all took place on the beach. The U-14s ended their successful first season with a 2-2 record on the sand of Parlee. In A division Beach action a team of our young guns went undefeated and beat the Moncton Grey Tide to take the championship. They then signed the winner's plaque and brought it to the club as a wedding present for Blake and Sara.  Classic.

July 23, 2014

Big congrats are in order for 4 Loyalists named to the Atlantic Rock senior side after the completion of the trial process. Austin Comeau, Ben Harris, Emil Sehic, and Zach Fitch have all been named to the squad to be available for selection in the Canadian Rugby Championship competition which begins August 16th and runs through September.

Austin and Emil were both pulled directly from the U19 program after a successful bronze medal showing at the CRC U19 tournament last weekend and Emil is the youngest player on the squad.

Nice work boys!

July 21, 2014 - Results

The U14 and all three senior team were in action over the weekend as were a number of Loyalists on rep duty in Newfoundland with for Atlantic Rock U19 and Senior action.

The U14s hosted Belleisle and Saint John in a jamboree and rugby was the winner ;)

In women's action the women scored a huge 44-0 win over the Moncton Black Tide. This is the club's first win over Moncton in 5 years. Great work ladies!

On the men's side the club achieved a split. The A side bested Belleisle by a score of 41-27 in Belleisle. Meanwhile, at home, the B side fell 49-20 to Moncton.

In Newfoundland Austin Comeau, Charles Doak, Emil Sehic and Ron Llena all represented the club for the Atlantic U19 side in the CRC U19 tournament while Ben Harris and Zach Fitch were involved in a trial match for the senior Atlantic side.

Nice, busy weekend all around!

June 21st-Flag Rugby

Tomorrow is the last day of flag for the season but we will be doing a home and home jamboree with Moncton. We will be having a little fun with the kids playing the parents in flag (don't worry just run straight parents..lol) As well, for any parent wanting to buy a ball it will be 10 dollars just to cover the cost of the ball. Only the size 4 "Black Tiger" balls because the YMCA donated the size 3 " Gilbert" balls for the programs...awesome of them. Please see Sara at the snack table for a ball. See you tomorrow.

June 17th, 2014- 4 Loyalists Make the U19 CRC Atlantic Team

Big congrats are in order for some Loyalists, along with other NBers, who just made the U19 Canadian Rrugby Championhip (CRC) Rock team! Ron-Monantez-Llena, Charles Doak, Emil Sehic and Austin Comeau,  all of whom were selected to represent the Atlantic provinces against the rest of Canada. Not too shaby!

Oct 19th, 2013-Sweet Lady Caledonia Is Back
 
The Fredericton Loyalist 'A' side captured the Caledonia Cup yesterday in a thrilling way with a 8-6 victory in front of 700 supporters. The match came down to the last minute with Brent Rowney kicking a penalty kick to put the Loyalists in the lead. Todd Beck scored the only try for the Loyalists in the second half. All players admitted the fans were the 16th man on the field. Thank you very much for all the support!!!!
Unfortunately the 'B' side came out on the wrong side for the Wheaton Cup vs Truro RFC 38-10. An epic season for the 'B' side as well. 
Great year to be a Loyalist!
Thank you everyone. We will see you on the berm in 2014!
Oct 16th, 2013-Martime Finals Double Header This Saturday!
 
The Fredericton Loyalists Rugby Club have earned the privileged to host both 'A' and 'B' side Maritime Finals

The Loyalist 'B' compete for the Wheaton Cup the symbol of Maritime "B' rugby vs Truro RFC, KO 1pm. The Fredericton Loyalists have never won the Wheaton Cup.
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The Loyalist 'A' will take the field afterwards KO 3pm for the Caledonia Cup, versus the Halifax Tars, which has been competed for since 1923 and is named after the famed Caledonia RFC who won it 9 times in a row from 1932 to 1940 and 10 times total since their inception. The Loyalists have won it a total of 10 times going for their 11th.

There will be a BBQ on the berm for all your food needs and of course delicious beverages.

Suggested Admission: Donation to the Fredericton Food Bank
 
Oct 13th, 2013-"B"lissfull Resutls
 The "B" side captured the right to host Truro RFC for the Waton Cup  next weekend with a 10-6 win over a very good Belleisle Rovers team.  Brent Rowney had 1 penalty kick and conversion while Chris Aaen scored the game's only try in the last 3 minutes of the game.  
The Lady Loyalists won a spirited match 56-9 against a young Moncton RFC 

Both Loyalists 'A' and 'B' are playing and hosting Maritimes this Saturday coming...not going to lie...awesome!!!! Hope to see you there.
 
Sept 14th,2013 - Double Down on Home Wins
 
This past Saturday the Loyalist men 'A' and 'B' sides hosted the Trojans and Irish, respectivley.  Both teams came out on the right side of the scoreboard as the 'B' beat the Irish 40-10 to move to 2nd place in the standings.  The 'A' side scored often as they went onto a big win versus a rebuilding Trojans club.
 
Sept 7th,2013 - A Tale of Two Rugby Games
 
This past Saturday the Fredericton Loyaists men had two away games 400km apart with the 'A' side taking on Dartmouth Pigdogs and 'B' travelling to Belleisle to play the Rovers. The 'A' would see a good performance by Matt Coffey, Ben Harris, Austin Comeau and took the game 58-30.  The 'B' was in tough against Belleisle and would come out on the wrong side of the score sheet placing them at 4-2 in the season.
 
Both teams are in action this weekend with a double header at home.  Stay tuned!
 
Sept 1st, 2013 - Montreal Revisited
On the labour weekend a contingent of Loyalists traveled to Montreal to play in the MTL Irish RFC's annual Des O'neil Memorial Tournament. This would be the third time in 4 years the club would send a team.  On all accounts the team was successful on and off the field winning 3 out 4 matches including the cup final and, most important, the party.  A great showing by the club on both ends of the rugby spectrum. Great work lads! Thanks to the MTL Irish for putting on the tournament.  Always a great time.
Aug 24th, 2013 - Weekend Results
The Lady Loyalists lost the NB final match to Moncton 19-7 with a half time score being 0-0. Great year ladies. Stay tuned for the women in the fall league!

Men 'A' won 64-17 against the SJ Trojans to inrease their record to 4-1 in the Maritime Elite League.
No games on Labour Day weekend.  Have a great long weekend!
Aug 20th, 2013 - Loyalists Host TSN and the Kraft Celebration Tour; receive 25,000 for field upgrades
 
The Loyalists this past Monday hosted the Kraft Celebration Tour at the clubhouse prior to a live Sportscentre in Fredericton with Rod Smith and Kate Burness on Tues.  Good times were had by all as a great BBQ was put on, laughs were had and great conversation.  Everyone agreed it was a great social.
Tuesday saw 60+ Loyalist volunteers set up, host over 2000 Frederictonians and take down the Kraft Celebration Tour as well as get on national TV. Great to see the city of Freddy Beach enjoying the event...it was awesome!  A big thanks to the people of Fredericton, Mayor Bradwoodside, City of Fredericton and Tourism, the countless buisnesses for all the support in the last couple of months for the club to first win then host this great event.  Great to see a community come together!!!! 
 
July 15, 2013 -  Kraft Celebration Tour - Fredericton Loyalists Win 25,000!
 
At 7:23 Atlantic time the Fredericton Loyalists Rugby and Cricket club gathered at the clubhouse in 35 degree heat to learn their fate for the Kraft Celebration tour, 25,000 for field upgrades and a live TSN broadcast from Fredericton.  The Loyalists and Fredericton came up on top  to win.  Congratulations came rolling in from all of our Loyal supporters in Fredericton, Canada and around the world.  It was wonderful to see how many people support and love the club.  A major thanks goes to all our Loyal sponsors and supporters, Mayor Brad Woodside, Fredericton Tourism and may other Fredericton businesses too numerous to name who help spread the word. It was an effort all around.  
Next up, TSN live how on Aug 20th!!!!  Stay Tuned!
THanks again everyone!!!!!
 
June 22nd, 2013. Women's and Men's A Season Openers
On a beautiful Saturday in Fredericton, the Loyalists ladies and men's A opened the 2013 campaign in double header action at the da club. The ladies kick off at 1pm against the Saint John Irish. This would be a back and forth affair with each team trading tries during the game.  The score would end off at  20-20 in a very entertaining match.

The men would take to the field right after with a game against the top team in the Martimes, the Halifax Tars.  The match would see, like the ladies, go back and forth with no team giving an inch.  New import Ben Harris would make his name known through some great penalty kicks which put the Loyalists ahead early.   However, the Tars would not lie down and would see a try with only 2 minutes left on the clock to put them ahead. However, the Loyalists would march back down with no seconds on the clock through 10 phases of play to score one to win the game.  Great game by both sides and very entertaining for the 200 fans in attendance. 
June 9th, 2013. Loyalists Invade Upper Canada: March of the 104th 
Leaving Weds, June 5th at 4:30am, planned, but thanks to 'that guy' Alistair Klima we didn't leave until 5:30am to Upper Canada, with the first stop being Ottawa.  In Ottawa, the Loyalists arrived to catch the Canada vs Fiji game where we saw Canada beat Fiji 20-19 in a great physical contest.
On Thurs morning/afternoon, the Loyalists toured the nations capital taking in the sites; followed by a game vs a fairly new team, the Ottawa Wolves with ex-club member Mary Jefferies.  The Loyalist men and women would come up on top in both matches with a great social to follow. Thanks to the Wolves for a great time!
Friday would see the Loyalist pack their bags to the nation's former capital, Kingston with games vs the Kingston Panthers and former club member Issac Pickell.  Unfortunately, the games were cancelled due to rain and field closures...boo urns. The weary Loyalists would have to wait till Saturday to get their rugby fix at the Canada vs Tonga game which saw Loyalist Jebb Sinclair getting the start.  Canada would come up 36-29 winners in another tough physical match.  
Everyone agreed the tour was a great experience with many stories and laughs to be told in weeks, years and decades to follow.  Great thanks to Alison Aiton, Sue Macdonald and Graeme Hovey for taking care of the logistics for the tour.  Couldn't be done without the volunteers!  Till next time Loyalists.
May 25, 2013.  Portland Maine RFC vs Fredericton Loyalists

This past Saturday, the Loyalist Rugby Club hosted a touring side from Merica. Portland RFC from Maine made the 6 hour drive to play a friendly in less then ideal conditions.   The game was moved to turf grass due to the monsoon which has occurred for the last week and made every field saturated with water.  The Mericans opened the score early with a nice run up the middle try by their forwards.  They added to the lead with a nice line break 40 yards out by their inside centre. The Loyalists however would not lie down and through a passage of 9 phases saw Simon Pacey trot over the scoring line.   10 mins later Andy Nyenhuis took a quick tap penalty to score 5 metres out.  Maine would pop another try in just before half to make the score 21-17 for the vistors.  The second half saw the wind on the back of the home team which allowed them to pin Maine in their end all second half through some nice open field kicking.  The Loyalists would see the try line two more times in the second half by Rob Johns and Zach Fitch.  The final whistle blew for a 27-21 win for the Loyalists in a hard fought match in torrential down pour and rain.
The club hosted the Mainers that night for international relations sake and it proved to be better then any meeting of a prime minster and president have ever done. Good times had by all.  The Loyalist would like to thank Portland RFC for driving up.  We hope to return the favour next year with a trip down. As well to all the fans who stood in the cold and rain to cheer us on.  It was great!
 
 
May 11th, 2013.  First Day of Flag Rugby
Great first day of Flag Rugby at the club. Over a hundred kids took part today and upwards of 140 have registered!!! From all accounts the kids had fun, the parents were happy and kids were playing flag rugby. Thanks as well to the nearly 20 or so club members and high schoolers who coached and got things off on the right foot. Today was organized chaos and it was handled it well, it will only get better as the weeks go on. Great work! Also, direct quote from an old Loyalist on the sidelines - "This is exactly what we envisioned when we built this place". So there's that.

News - March 2nd, 2013
This past Saturday the Loyalist club welcomed their new members and partners from Cricket NB as they put on the 2nd annual Snow Cricket tourney. Loyalist Dunu Eliaba did  most of the organizing for this great tournament  This tourney saw 10 teams total take part and the Loyalist Rugby Club was well represented with 3 teams, Very Fine Leg and captain Dan Kowalski, Wicket Good captained by Matt Grant and Deep,Long skippered by Alex Labelle.  
The day started out at Meghan Macafee's house as Barry Morrison and Malcolm Macafee cooked a 3 pig breakfast for all the would be cricketeers.  The action and good times came fast and often as all three teams played their hearts out while smiling the entire time. A great East Indian lunch was provided for all players which was absolutely delicious.

To the much surprise of everyone and most of all to  the team Very Fine Leg, they would go undefeated until the championship game where they would fall to the all cricketeer team of the Cricket Mafia.  They would however take home some hardware for 2nd place and bragging rights until next year.  Thanks to Cricket NB, Dunu Eliaba and everyone involved for putting on this event....good times had by all.

News - Jan 26th, 2013
On Jan 26th, the second annual Loyalist Milk Jug Curling Tournament occurred. Three sheets of homemade ice would be the playing surface along with countless amounts of milk jugs filled with water and food dye. The throwing was fierce along with the competition. Shots were made, take outs happened but glory could only be had by one team on the day.  This went to the team Super Good, coincidentally the ones who primarily made the rinks along with help from Matt Grant, Dan Kowalski, Graeme Hovey.
  Second place went to the team of Steve Smith and Andy Nyenhuis who recieved their 1.99 bowl trophy from Village Village.  Parents to be, Jessica Miller and Aaron Pugh won 3rd place and a .99 cent gold, plastic plate. Next up, we will be converting the three sheets of ice to the shiny hockey rink/tourney.  Stay tuned! 
News - Jan 1st, 2013
 
On Jan 1st, New Year's Day, members of the club numbering in the 50s came to the club for the annual chili cook-off and snow bowl. Club members braved the cold wind and 6 ft snow which saw many players being lost on the field and a search and rescue team sent to find them.  Afterwards, everyone convened into the club for the warm chili. Competition was fierce as over 15 entrants pitted their culinary mights trying to win the coveted prize and the masses hearts.  As the tasting/gorging began taste buds were sent ablaze, noses ran and bellies became full. However, there can only be one winner on the day and once again the 1st prize went to the Twins, Charla and Catherine McNeil and their partner in crime Jessica Nicole Brown. Congrats to all three although bringing the whole McNeil clan to vote is  gerrymandering at its best. 

News - October 22, 2012
 
The season ended for the club on Saturday, a week earlier than we would have hoped, with a Provincial Final loss to the Saint John Trojans. The final was 36-22 and the game was played on a very wet home field. Scoring for the club were Brent Garrish, Todd Beck, Dylan Marche and Chris Aaen with tries and James Mitchell with a convert.
 

News - October 15, 2012
 
It was a busy and rough, but positive, weekend for the club. The positives came from the fact that 3 Loyalist teams played 6 games in two provinces in 3 days. The negative is that we didn't get a win in any of them.
 
This first annual Eastern Canada Club Tournament took place in St. John's on the weekend. The men started the tourney on Friday with a 24-8 loss to the hometown Swilers. On Saturday they fell on the last play 15-12 to the Ottawa Irish. On Sunday they went down 22-0 to the undefeated Champion of the inaugural tournament St. Anne de Bellevue from Montreal. The tournament was a great success and should be something to look forward to for the coming years.
 
The Women were also on the Rock and played vs a Newfoundland combined club team and tied them 5-5 on Saturday and lost 17-5 on Sunday.  Great to see the ladies on tour.
 
Meanwhile on the homefront, a very shorthanded B side put on a valiant effort just to field a team with 25 senior players having made the trip to the Rock. They played 80 minutes with no subs vs Moncton and fell 73-5. Tough way to end the year but those 5 points are worth a ton of pride.
 
The A side will host the Provincial Final on Saturday vs the Trojans. Game time will be 2pm.
 
 
News - October 10, 2012
 
The club enjoyed a pair of big wins over the Trojans on Saturday providing some momentum heading into the playoffs.  The B side set the tone with a 43-0 victory. Hosam Mobarek led the way with 4 tries while Peter Wilde, Justin Acorn and Ryan Vokey had the other five-pointers. Callum Aldridge added four conversions. The win guaranteed a playoff spot for the B side who will face Moncton next Saturday.
In the A side game the boys prevailed 34-17. Boz Kuckavica led the way with two tries, while Matt Coffey, Rob Johns and Todd Beck added one apiece. Brent Rowney kicked three conversions and a penalty to round out the scoring. The win secures to spot and home field advantage for the provincial final on October 20th. The A side is off the St. John's, Newfoundland for the inaugural Eastern Canada Club Tournament this weekend.
 

News - September 24, 2012
 
After a week off both the Men's A and B sides were back in action on Saturday this time hosting a doubleheader at the clubhouse.  The A side took the field first in the annual Bill Thorpe Memorial match vs UNB. In a very spirited and wide open affair the home side bested the students by a 51-26 scoreline. The scoring was as follows: James Mitchell and Andy Nyenhuis with two apiece and single tries from Justin Acorn, Todd Beck, Bos Kukavica, Blake Edwards and Brent Rowney, who also kicked three converts
In the B side game the club came back from a 14 point first half deficit to post a tight 31-26 victory.  Scoring for the club in this one were John Wilson, Emil Sehic, Todd Cougle and Joel Anderson. Callum Aldridge added 3 converts.
 

News - September 7, 2012
 

Saturday will be a busy day for the club as Mini-Rugby kicks off for 2012 while both men's team are in action. Mini-Rugby starts at 10am, the A side is in Saint John to face the Trojans at 12 noon at Hazen-White, and the B side hosts the Wildmen at 3pm. 
 

News - September 4, 2012
 
The B side lost in the club's only action of the Labour Day weekend falling 34-14 to a tough Moncton B side. The boys were in it until the end, down only 20-14 with 8 minutes to go before giving up a couple of late tries. They are back in action, this time at home, on Saturday against Woodstock. The A side is also back in action as they travel back to Saint John looking to avenge last month's loss to the Trojans.  Game times TBA.
 
The other news this week is that Mini-Rugby for 2012 will get underway this Saturday.  Registration information is available here - http://loyalistrugby.com/page/mini-rugby.
 

News - August 28, 2012
 
The Loyalists Women lost a hard-fought Provincial Final match 15-10 to the Black Tide on Saturday in Moncton. Shannon Haines had the Ladies' try while Sarah Alcorn added the convert and a penalty. It was their 3rd loss to Moncton on the season but all were within a 5 points. Congrats to Moncton on their win and congrats to our Ladies on a gritty but fun-filled season at the club. We'll get'em next year!
 

News - August 24, 2012
 

The U-20s are Provincial Champs! They won a hard-fought 13-5 match over the defending champion Trojans in Saint John on Wednesday night. Man of the Match Ryan Vokey's boot provided the difference. Vokey had 2 penalties and converted Brandon Courtney's try. The whole team came up with a huge defensive effort against a speedy Trojans squad. Congratulations to all the boys and to Brent, Simon and Tim on their coaching efforts. 
The Ladies look to make it two provincial banners in one week when they face of against the Moncton Black Tide tomorrow morning at 11 at Bernice MacNaughton High School in the Provincial Women's Final.  Good luck ladies!

News - August 21, 2012
 

The club had a bittersweet day in Saint John on Saturday with a 1-2 record in the tripleheader versus the Trojans.  The bitter came in the form of two losses on the men's side. The A side fell 37-31 while the B side fell 27-19. 
The sweet came from the Women's side who won their semi-final match up 24-3 to earn a berth in the finals this weekend versus Moncton.  Game time for the women is TBD.
The U-20s play in their final tomorrow night in SJ at 6:30 vs the Trojans. 
 

News - August 16, 2012
 

The U-20s beat the Belleisle Rovers last night in their semi-final match. The score was 37-17 with the margin of victory not opening up until a couple of late tries. The boys now move on to face the defending champion Trojans next Wednesday in Saint John. 
In the meantime all 3 senior teams will be heading to SJ themselves for a tripleheader on Saturday. The Ladies game, which is the provincial semi-final, kicks off at 11:30, the A side game at 1pm and the B game at 3pm. 
 

News - August 8, 2012
 
Looking back on the weekend the club suffered two very tight losses on Saturday. The Women were in  Moncton and lost 27-26 in a nail biter.  The B side, meanwhile, lost a similarly tight contest 29-26 to Belleisle at home. The B side was able to off the schneid on Tuesday with a 27-12 win over the Saint John Irish in Saint John putting them at 1-3 for the season. 
 
The other big news from the weekend is that word has come from South Africa that Jebb Sinclair will be extending his time in Cape Town to play with Western Province in the Currie Cup. 

News - August 3, 2012
 
The ladies wrere victorious on Wednesday night with a 46-35 win over the Trojans 2 squad in Saint John.  The U-20s game was rescheduled to a later date to accomodate a request from the Rovers.  The Ladies are back in action on Saturday in Moncton vs the Black Tide at 10:30 while the B side takes on the Rovers at home at 1pm.  The A side game that was slated for 3pm will be rescheduled to a later date.  Sunday sees the NB Provincial Junior teams at the club for exhibition games in preparations for nationals. A 2pm the U-16s take on the Ontario U-15team while the U-18 team takes on the Loyalist U-20s at 4pm. 
 

News - July 31, 2012
 
Recapping the weekend the club went 1-2 overall with the U-20s starting things off with a tight 21-17 loss to the Trojans in Saint John on Friday night.  The Women got us in the win column for the weekend on Saturday with a 40-7 win over the Irish, also in Saint John. In the final game of the weekend, the B side fell 53-19 to a strong Moncton side at the club on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.  All 4 teams are in action this week with the U-20s and Women both playing Wednesday night and everyone in action on Saturday/Sunday.
 

News - July 27, 2012
 
Both the Women and the B side fell in Wednesday night action this week with the Women losing a tight match vs the Trojans 1 whilie the B side lost 36-15 to the Wildmen in Hartland. Both teams are back in action tomorrow with the Women travelling to SJ to face the Irish at 10:30 and the B side hosts Moncton at 2pm at the club.  The U-20s, meanwhile, look to make it two Friday night road wins in a row when they travel to SJ tonight to face the Trojans at 6:30.  
 

News - July 25, 2012
Two games on tap for the club tonight; one at home and one on the road. At 7pm the Loyalists Women will be hosting the Trojans 1 team at the club. Meanwhile in Hartland the B side will open their regular season against the Wildmen at 7pm.  Come on over to the club and support the ladies!
 

News - July 23, 2012
 
The club enjoyed a very successful (and fun!) weekend this past weekend starting with a victorious U-20 match on Friday night in Belleisle and capped with a tournament win in Shediac. 
On Friday night the U-20s roared to a 27-0 lead before the Rovers answered with a pair of tries. Final score was 34-12 in another high quality game. Ryan Vokey led the way with 14 points from a try, 3 converts and a penalty.  Brandon Courtney, Jesse Gauvreau, Mike Thurber and Justin Robar had the singles. The boys are in action again on Friday night in SJ.
On Saturday both the men and women travelled to Shediac for the Parlee Beach 7's. Both teams went 2-1 through the round robin. The women bowed out in the semis while the men won the championship with an overtime victory over the host Moncton Black Tide. Great work to all!
 
News - July 19, 2012
 
The Loyalists Women were big winners over the Saint John Trojans 2 team last night at the clubhouse. The final score was 66-22.  The ladies are off this weekend but are sending a team, along with the men, to the Parlee Beach 7's.  The U-20s are in action on Friday night in Belleisle with Kickoff slated for 6:30.
 
 

News - July 16, 2012
 
It was a close but no cigar weekend for the club in our home games on Saturday with both the Women and the U-20s losing tough matches to Saint John based teams.  The ladies fell 27-17 to the Irish while the U-20s fell 33-28 to the Trojans. Both teams are back in action this week with the Women hosting the Lady Trojans on Wednesday at 7 and the U-20s travelling to Belleisle on Friday night.
Also this week; touch rugby Wednesday at 6.
 

News - July 11, 2012
 
Busy week at the club with touch rugby tonight, a home game for the Ladies and practice for the men and U-20s Thursday night, home games for both the Ladies and U-20s on Saturday.  All of this while the biggest beach volleyball tournament in the province takes place at the club.  Come on over!
 
Check the Events section for game times.
 

News - July 10, 2012
 
Two men's teams travelled to Rothesay on Sunday for the Trojans annual Walter Ellis Memorial Tournament. 1 Senior team and 1 U-20 team made the trip with both teams playing in the men's division.  Both teams went 1-1 with the U-20 beating the Trojans U-20 and losing (closely) to the Trojans Seniors.  Our seniors lost to Moncton before beating the Trojans U-20s.  The tournament was called soon after the last game due to a severe thunderstorm. Despite the early end the day was very successful with many of the young guys stepping up seamlessly to play senior and a good chance for the seniors to meet the young guns.
 
News - July 5, 2012
 
The Lady Loyalists have started their summer season with two mid-week games on Monday and Wednesday of this week.  On Monday they travelled to Saint John to play the Trojans. The lost 24-15.  On Wednesday they travelled to Woodstock to play the newly formed Valley Rogues women.  They beat the upstarts handiliy but it's great to see a new club starting in the province.  Scorers were not available for either game.
 

News - July 1, 2012
 
The U-20 boys started their season off with a very spirited exhibition match in SJ vs the Trojans on Saturday.  The game ended in a 29-29 draw after our boys stormed back from a 24-8 halftime deficit.  Ryan Vokey lead the way with a try, two converts and a penalty, while Austin Comeau added two tries and Jessy Godin one.  They are back in action this weekend at the Trojans tournament.
 

News - June 25, 2012
 
The club enjoyed a great day of rugby and hospitality in Belleisle on Saturday for the Rovers 7's tournament.  The day started off wet but the rain cleared for perfect rugby conditions. 2 Loyalists men's teams were entered and 1 ladies team - in all almost 30 Loyalists made it down. It was a successful day playing as well with the Loyalists 2 team making it to the semis before falling to the host Rovers while the Loyalists 1 team got some revenge and beat those same Rovers in the final to take the tournament.  The Lady Loyalists, meanwhile, fell to Moncton in sudden death overtime to the Moncton Black Tide in the tournament final.  After the tournament the rains came back but wasn't able to dampen our spirits. Great day down by the Bay!
 

News - June 20, 2012
 
The club sent 3 players to the U-19 Canadian Rugby Championships Atlantic tryout in Halifax last week. Ben Bennett, Jessy Godin, and James Mitchell took part in the tryout and will wait to hear their status for the tournament which takes place July 11th to 15th in Edmonton.
 
They boys then joined other club members at the Halifax 7's. The club went 2-1 in the round robin of the club division earning a place in the semi-finals where we lost to Truro.  We are back in action on the 7's circuit this weekend in Belleisle.
 

News - June 13, 2012
 
The club had a good presence at the Canada vs USA game in Kingston on the weekend with 11 Loyalists making the trip up to see 1 play for Canada.  A full report is below but Jebb (and Rover Chauncey) and the Canada boys were successful in defeating the Americans. 
 
Meanwhile in Saint John both the Loyalists Men and Women took part in the Saint John Irish/Trojan 7's tournament.  The ladies fared better then the men gaining a couple of victories while the men had a tie and two losses as we continue to learn this 'whole 7's thing'. No better time to learn than another tournament this weekend...this time in Halifax.
 
News - June 7, 2012

The club is back in action in the NB 7's tournament circuit with both the men and women off to Saint John for a combined Irish/Trojan run tournament.  The tournament is taking place at Milledgeville school starting at 11am.  
Also on the weekend, a group of Loyalists will be retracing the route of the 104th New Brunswick Regiment of Foot who marched, in winter, from Fredericton to Kingston to reinforce Upper Canada who were under the threat of American invasion. In our case we'll be travelling by mini-van but again offering support of of an American invasion; this time the USA Eagles taking on Jebb Sinclair and the Canadian team.  A full report will follow.  The game, sadly, is not being shown live so won't be on that the club but you can look for it online via Rugby Canada. 
 

News - June 3, 2012

A big congratulations to the OHS Blues on their 3rd consecutive Provincial AAA Rugby Championships! The team, coached by Brent Rowney, Tim MacAfee and  helped by a host of recent grads, beat St. Mac's in an epic battle that was actually tied 12-12 at full time.  Austin Comeau had both OHS tries while Chris McHugh had the convert. As per NBIAA rules the game went to a kick-off and McHugh became the hero slotting his kick while the St. Mac's kicker missed his. Very entertaining and well played game. 
In 7's action in Salisbury the Men's side went 1-1-2 with a victory over the SJ Irish, a tie with Moncton 2, and losses to SJ Trojans and Moncton 1.  The 7's series continues in Saint John this Saturday. 
  
News - May 30, 2012
 

The club had a great time at the Fredericton Raceway last night for Loyalist Night at the Races. Sue Macdonald proved to be the most savvy bettor while her hubby Rick edged Brandon Courtney in the Bouncy Pony Race by a nose (or maybe a face, which he then planted).  Big thanks to all that came out and especially to Todd Canavan and the Raceway for the hospitality.
The club is back in action on the field this weekend with the second 7's tournament of the spring taking place in Salisbury on Saturday. Results to follow.

News - May 24, 2012
 
Next Tuesday, May 29th, the club will be the VIP guests of the Fredericton Raceway for Loyalist Night at the Races.  We will have some free drinks, snacks, programs and some free vouchers (IE bets) We’ll also have a few fun promo’s/contests etc including ‘drive a racehorse’ and the ‘bouncy ponies race’ The main event of the evening will be the Loyalist Rugby Club pace, where we’ll get everyone out to the winners circle for a group photo with the winning horse/driver (this picture will then be framed up and presented to the club as a souvenir of the night, all courtesy of the Raceway. Those looking to attend should arrive between 6:30 and 7 and go to Winner's Lounge.

News and Results - May 21, 2012
 
The Upgrites 7's tournament was a success on a beautiful sunny Saturday at the club.  Moncton, the Saint John Irish and Trojans all sent both men's and women's teams while the club entered 2 men's and 1 women's.  On the Women's side the Ladies beat Moncton in the final to claim the year's first outdoor tournament while the Trojans beat Moncton to take the men's crown.  Thanks to all who came out.
 
Out west, the Rock finished their western tour 4-0 with Boz Kukavica scoring the winning try in a 23-17 win over James Bay. That capped off a good week for both Boz and Andy Nyenhuis who each took man of the match honours earlier in the week.
 
In Super 15 rugby, our man Jebb proved himself more than capable of playing at that level, making an impact in both attack and defense while going the full 80 in a 19-13 Stormers win over the Waratahs. 
 
Finally, in the desert, Chris Aaen completed the 250km Racing the Planet Jordan 2012 endurance race with a 5k stroll into Petra after a 19 hour, 90km test the day before. Well done Chris!
 

News - May 14, 2012
 
Racing the Planet Update
 
Stage 2: Breaking News 2
Mon, 14 May 2012 at 09:45
Paolo Barghini and Katia Figini both of Italy lead Stage 2 after 20 kilometers.  Jude Ryan a resident of Hong Kong said "I know I say this every time, but seriously I think this is the most beautiful landscape I have ever seen."  Already, three more have withdrawn including Brian Jones of Canada, Manabu Yamaoshi of Japan and William Wood, a resident of Bermuda.  Two tourists wandered into the camp, both long-time residents of Perth, Australia.  They said "How cool is this!"
 
 
 
News - May 9, 2012
 
Jebb Sinclair has capped off an incredible year with more great news.  He has been loaned to the DHL Stormers of the Super 15 for injury relief. This means he will have competed in a World Cup, Heineken Cup, and Super 15 in a 12 month span - amazing!  The full story can be found below in the blog section and here.
 
Jebb has already been slotted in on the bench for the Stormers game this weekend vs the Toyota Cheetas.  The game is being shown on Sportsnet World early Sunday morning. We will record it and watch in next week (if you don't want to get up).

 

 

 

 

News - May 9, 2012

Canadian to play for Stormers



Canada No 8 Jebb Sinclair has been included on the DHL Stormers bench for Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Toyota Cheetahs at Newlands.

The London Irish loose-forward has been released to the Stormers on loan. He arrived in Cape Town on an overnight flight from London and went straight to training at the Western Province High Performance Institute on Wednesday.

“As you know we needed players because of the injuries to the loose-forwards,” said coach Allister Coetzee in explaining the move.

“As you know we wanted Francois Louw, but the deal never came off. We also wanted Jebb as we do need a specialist No 8. Our only fit genuine No 8 at the moment is Nizaam Carr, who is a player with great potential and promise. But after that we have Nick Fenton-Wells playing No 8 for the WP Vodacom Cup side, and he is an openside flank.

“Jebb played all the games for Canada in last year’s World Cup. So he has played at a high level before, and that was crucial in opting for Jebb. We have lost a lot of experience in the form of Duane Vermeulen now that he is out injured and we needed someone who has experience of top level rugby.”

Sinclair has been in good form in England for London Irish and will offer the extra lineout option that the Stormers lost with the injury to Vermeulen.

“I don’t think he will have too much trouble slotting in. We have done it before (selecting guys in from outside at short notice), and you will recall Matt Toomua played for us on loan from the Brumbies a few years ago and we also had Schalk Brits play for us at short notice in last year’s Super Rugby quarterfinal.”

Coetzee said that Sinclair would go back to play for Canada during the June break for the international tour window and return to the Stormers at the resumption of Super Rugby in July.

“The only thing he cannot do is play in the playoffs, but that is okay as by then we should have Schalk Burger, Duane and Nick Koster coming back from injury,” said Coetzee.

DHL Stormers: 15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (capt), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Peter Grant, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Deon Fourie, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: 16. Tiaan Liebenberg, 17. Frans Malherbe, 18. De Kock Steenkamp, 19. Jebb Sinclair, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Burton Francis, 22. Gerhard van den Heever

 

News - February 11, 2012

Fellow Loyalists, 

It is with deep sadness that I relay to you the news of Shawn Fitch’s passing after complications related to his cancer treatment. Shawn is a long time Loyalist, first as a player throughout the 80’s, and more recently as a loyal fan and proud father to Zach and his exploits for the club and UNB.  The club sends our heartfelt condolences to the Fitch family in this difficult time. 

There will be a visitation at McAdam’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 14th , from  2-4 & 7-9 pm. The Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on Wednesday, February 15th, at 2:00 pm.  The full obituary and details of the services can be found here - http://www.mcadamsfh.com/Obituaries/68594/

The club will hold our own memorial gathering at the club in the coming days and I will follow up with information on that when we determine the best time to do it. 

Yours in rugby, 

Si

 

Results - October 10, 2011

The B side completed an undefeated regular season with an exciting 35-26 comeback victory over the Woodstock Wildmen at the club on Saturday.  The upstart Wildmen led 12-8 at the half off of tries from Ben Dickinson and Bob Acheson and a George Boone convert.  James Mitchell had the Loyalist first half try while Aaron Carr added a penalty.  The Wildmen extended their lead to 19-8 early in the second half with a try from Jordan Lloyd before the Loyalists stormed back with 4 straight tries starting with a long finish from rookie James Mitchell, followed by scores for Aaron Carr, Chris Good, and Ryan Jackman.  Carr converted 2 of 4 in the second half and added a penalty to round out the Loyalist scoring. Woodstock was game to the end and finished with another try for Dickinson to secure their 4 try bonus point.  Man of the Match honours went to two try scorers Mitchell for the Loyalists and Dickinson for the Wildmen.
The win clinches 1st place in the NBRU B division final standings as well as home field advantage for the playoffs which start next week. This A side also finished in first and will host a semi-final next Saturday.

 

Results - October 7, 2011

The Men's A side retained the Bill Thorpe Memorial Trophy last night in an entertaining 64-10 win over the UNB A side.  The students were game all night but were bested by a strong Loyalist pack giving them little opportunity to use their youthful pace.  This game should serve both sides well as they head into the playoffs.  There was also very little swearing so Bill would have been very happy with the spectacle of some good clean rugby.

Scorers for the Loyalists were Man of the Match Chris Hunter and Andy Nyenhuis with 2 tries apiece while Farmer Hayward, Rob Johns, Joel Anderson, Boz Kukavica, Blake Edwards and Chris Aaen added singles.  Brent Rowney added 7 converts. 

Great to see Matty Thorpe in the squad and giving out Man of the Match mugs to Hunter and UNB's Colin Alexander. Great crowd at the club post match with a special mention to Jebby freshly back from NZ.  Bill would have been very proud. 

 

News and Results - October 1st, 2011  

Results are in from the Moncton match - the Loyalists 29- Moncton 7 - Scoring for the Loyalists were Chris Aaen and Andy Nyenhuis both scoring two tries while LBR contributed 3 converts and a Penalty Kick -  Moncton's try was scored by Stu Cosman and converted by Jeffrey O'Donnell - Man of the Match went to Alister Klima.

News - September 14, 2011

As most of you know, Jebb and team Canada beat Tonga on Wednesday morning 25-20 coming back from a 13-20 2nd half deficit.  Jebb opened the scoring with a try 13 minutes in and the 20 or so people who shuffled, blurry-eyed, to the club at 2am woke up, and went nuts. Great defense and hard running won the match. 

France is next on Sunday morning at 5:30 - the club will again be open. 

News - September 13, 2011

Canada's opening game of the World Cup goes late tonight (or tomorrow morning if you're a stickler) at 1:30am.  The game is being shown on TSN but if you don't want to wake your family singing the anthem or screaming at the TV, the club will be open.  If you open it, they will come.

Also, wanted to say thanks to all the folks that helped out with the Minis on Saturday.  Turnout of over 30 kids on the first day - great stuff and great photos Nancy!

 

News and Results - September 11, 2011

In Saturday action the B side came out on top of their home opener besting the Charlotte County Bulldogs 29-8 at the club. Aaron Carr lead the way with a try and two conversions.  Jude O'Reilly had two tries while Jeff Gilmore and John Baillie added singles. Matthew Gibbons had the try for the Bulldogs while Brett Thurston added a penalty. The B side is now at 2-0 for the season.      

In the late game the A side exploded for six 2nd half tries enroute to a 52-8 victory over the Belleisle Rovers.  Man of the Match Chris Aaen lead the way with three tries. Andy Nyenhuis added a pair, while Simon Pacey, Tod Beck, Trevor O'Leary, and Nathan Pratt had singles.  Alex McQuinn accounted for all of the Rovers points with a try and a penalty.  The A side is now 3-0 on the season and in top spot in the A division.

Both A and B sides are away to visit the Saint John Trojans next Saturday.

 

News - September 6, 2011

The club enjoyed another successful Labour Day weekend trip to Montreal for the Montreal Irish Des O'Neil Invitational Tournament.  The men went 2-3 on the weekend winning games over the U de Montreal and Sherbrooke.  The women combined with the Truro Saints and also went 2-3.  The club did win the prize for Best Social Club.

 

News - September 2, 2011

Fall Mini-Rugby for 2011 will start on Saturday September 10th at 10am.  Pre-registration will start at 9:30. 

Mini-Rugby is open to boys and girls in two age groups; 7-10 and 11-14. Cost for the program is $30.  The price includes a mini-rugby shirt and healthy snacks every Saturday. Suggested attire is shorts and a t-shirt, with cold or wet weather gear available for those cold fall mornings.  Rugby or soccer cleats are optional but sneakers will suffice.  

If any parents are interested in coaching we can schedule a short coaching seminar to provide the basics. 

If you have any questions regarding mini-rugby please emailloyalistsrugby@gmail.com.

 

News - September 1, 2011

The Club would like to extend a hearty congratulations to Jeff and Shanna Day on the arrival of their bouncing baby boy William Frederick Heathfield Day. Both William and Shanna are doing great. We will be having a diaper party for Jeff at the club on Thursday September 8th.  Check the events page for details.

 

No action on the field locally this weekend but both the men and women are sending teams to Montreal for the Montreal Irish Des O'Neil Invitational tournament. Updates to follow.

 

News - September 2, 2011

Fall Mini-Rugby for 2011 will start on Saturday September 10th at 10am.  Pre-registration will start at 9:30. 

Mini-Rugby is open to boys and girls in two age groups; 7-10 and 11-14. Cost for the program is $30.  The price includes a mini-rugby shirt and healthy snacks every Saturday. Suggested attire is shorts and a t-shirt, with cold or wet weather gear available for those cold fall mornings.  Rugby or soccer cleats are optional but sneakers will suffice.  

If any parents are interested in coaching we can schedule a short coaching seminar to provide the basics. 

If you have any questions regarding mini-rugby please email loyalistsrugby@gmail.com.

 

News - September 1, 2011

The Club would like to extend a hearty congratulations to Jeff and Shanna Day on the arrival of their bouncing baby boy William Frederick Heathfield Day. Both William and Shanna are doing great. We will be having a diaper party for Jeff at the club on Thursday September 8th.  Check the events page for details.

 

No action on the field locally this weekend but both the men and women are sending teams to Montreal for the Montreal Irish Des O'Neil Invitational tournament. Updates to follow.

News - August 28, 2011

The Lady Loyalists fell 28-10 to the Moncton Black Tide in the NBRU Women's Provincial Final. Lindsay Oakes and Kirby Morrill had the Loyalists tries while Jess Frenette had 3 for the Black Tide with Jen Miller adding another. Hannah Davies converted all 4. Congrats to the Lady Loyalists on a great season - much to be proud of! 

In the Men's A home opener the Loyalists were 24-14 victors over the Saint John Trojans. Man of the Match Chris Aaen lead the way with 2 tries, while Simon Pacey and Jasmin Kukavica added singles. Brent Rowney added 2 converts.  Both the A and B squads are off for the Labour Day weekend and return to action with a doubleheader vs Belleisle at the club on September 10th.

 

News - August 26, 2011

The Canadian National Men's Team fell 38-14 to the Australian Barbarians in Brisbane today.  Despite that respectable scoreline, our boy Jebb, who played the full 80 said the game felt closer.  He also said the game was "a savage game" and that his body "is a puddle".  Good performance against some great competition in preparation for the World Cup. Jebb will no enjoy some recuperation in Surfer's paradise.

Meanwhile, here at home, two big games slated for tomorrow.  The Ladies are off to Moncton for the Provincial Final against Moncton and the Men's A side are hosting the Trojans in their home opener.  Check the schedule link for specifics on kickoff times.

 

 

News - August 24, 2011

The club had a banner day on Satuday going 3-0.  The ladies posted the biggest win of the day with a 77-12 semi-final win over the Trojans.  This moves them onto the final to be played in Moncton this Saturday.The men, meanwhile, openned the season in style with two victories on the road in Belleisle, which is no small feat. The B side started it off with a 24-20 win. Flanker Scott Agnew was named Man of the Match. The A side came back to win 36-26. Flyhalf Andrew Reimer was named Man of the Match. The B side is off this weekend while the A side is back in action with a home game vs the Saint John Trojans at 2pm Saturday at the club.

 

News - August 17, 2011

Nice article on Jebby in today's Gleaner - http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/sports/article/1432479.

 

Games this weekend - the Ladies will be hosting a semi-final game vs the Trojans on Saturday at Noon at the clubhouse.  Meanwhile the Men will be kicking off their season with an A and B double-bill vs the Rovers in Belleisle.  The B game kicks off at 1 with the A game going at 3. 

 

News - August 15, 2011

 

The U-20s fell short in their title bid on Saturday afternoon ending up on the wrong end of a 46-14 scoreline.  They had a tough first half going down 31-0 before pulling things together in the second to get on the scoreboard.  Scoring the club's 2nd hafl tries were Jake Dewolfe and Ben Bennett.  Alex Stewart converted both.  Scoring for the Trojans were Quentin Chown with 2 tries and 3 conversions, while Mike Scott, Alex Tees, Andrew Collings, Joe MacKay, Kyle Boyd and Walker Blizzard had singles.  Congrats to the Trojans; see you next year.  Congrats to our boys on a great season and I look forward to seeing the vast majority of you continue to come out to practice and into next year as your eligibility remains. http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/search/article/1431870

 

 

In Women's action in SJ the Loyalists Ladies even the score on the day vs the Trojans by beating them 46-7 in their final regular season game, stretching a 17-0 halftime lead to the final advantage. Emily Corey and Lindsay Oakes each had a pair of tries to lead the Lady Loyalists. Kirby Morrill, Amanda McCoy, Marissa Walcott and Lindsay Brandon each added tries, with Brandon booting three converts. Meghan Thorpe scored the Trojan try. Kim Justason had the convert.

The Ladies now move into the playoff stage starting with the semi-finals next Saturday.

 

News - August 11, 2011

In Ladies action last night the Loyalists Ladies enjoyed a big win over the Saint John Irish by a 48-0 scoreline.  Despite the wet weather they were able to score some very well worked tries.  Scorers were Lindsay Brandon with 3 tries, Kim Couturier with 2 tries, and Marissa Walcott, Emily Corey and Kailey Neill with a try each.  Brando added 4 conversions.  Nice win Ladies!  They are back in action on Saturday at 11am in SJ vs the Trojans. 

The next home action at the club is this Saturday at 12 Noon when the U-20s host the Trojans in the Provincial Finals.

 

News - August 10, 2011

The U-20s won their exhibition match last night vs Belleisle by a 39-0 scoreline.  Leading the charge to the juniors was Jake Dewolfe with 3 tries, while Peter Wilde, Xavier Richards, Connor Lewis and Alex Stewart added singles.  Alex also added two converts. This avenges an earlier loss to the Rovers in Belleisle.  Nice work boys. Their next action is Saturday at 12 Noon at the club vs the Trojans for the Provincial Championship.

In action tonight the Loyalists take on the SJ Irish in Women's action.  Kickoff is 7pm at the club.  Good luck ladies!

 

News - August 8, 2011

In Saturday action at the club, the Lady Loyalists were bested by the Black Tide from Moncton by a 49-12 scoreline.  For the Gleaner's recap click here.

 

The U-20s were two time winners on Saturday; firstly as a result of the Irish only having 12 players, they were awarded a 20-0 bonus point default win.  They gave up a few subs and then won the exhibition game that was played by a 61-5 scoreline, despite Blake and Mowgli joining the Irish.  They will host either the Final on Saturday August 13th at 1pm.

 

Meanwhile in Toronto, our boy Jebb had a big day for Canada scoring his first international try (twice!) in a 28-22 win over the US.  The clubhouse was packed for the event - proper thing!  Jebb's beard was held scoreless.

 

Action this week sees the U-20s host an exhibition vs Belleisle Tuesday night and the Ladies will be hosting the Irish on Wednesday night. Both games go at 7pm.

 

 

 

News - July 28, 2011

 

The 50th Reunion is upon us - festivities start tonight!  As a testament to the great support we've got from the local press there were 3 rugby articles in today's Gleaner:

1) Sinclair off to London after Rugby World Cup - 2) Paceys Span Loyalist Generations - 3) 50 years of Loyal-ty to be celebrated this weekend.

Nice touch from Bruce with his personal view of the club from his longtime spot as a sideline reporter.  Thanks to our friends at the Gleaner.

 

See you tonight!

 

News - July 27, 2011

 

The good news keeps on coming for Jebb Sinclair.  It was announced this morning on Rugby Canada's website that Jebby has been signed to a 1-year contract by the London Irish of the Aviva Premiership.  He will join the club after his duties are over at the World Cup.  The full story can be found here - http://www.london-irish.com/news/Irish61926.ink

 

Congrats Jebb, well deserved.  Methinks we should start planning a tour.

 

 Women's Result - July 25th, 2011

 

The Lady Loyalists were 17- 10 winners over the Saint John Trojans tonight in a game played at Loyalist Field. The Trojans were the first on the board with an unconverted try by Katie Gallant, But the Loyalists responded with two tries, one each from Marissa Walcott and Kailey Neill, both also unconverted. The Trojans pulled even with the Loyalists after some hard work inside the Loyalist 22 metre line, which allowed Kady Doyle to bring the score to an even 10 all. This try was also unconverted.

The Loyalists continued to pressure, and were finally rewarded when a heads up penalty play by Shannon Haines resulted in a try by Amanda McCoy, which was converted by Lindsay Brandon, making the final score 17-10 for the Loyalists.

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